Honor itself revealed an image of the Magic Vs, and after that, some other details were leaked, so we started compiling an image of the company’s next foldable flagship.
Below you’ll find everything we’ve seen and heard so far, including the confirmed announcement date of the Honor Magic Vs.
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- What is this? Honor’s next foldable phone
- When does it come out? It will be revealed on November 23, then go global in the first quarter of 2023
- How much will it cost? Not sure, but expect a very high price
Honor Magic Vs release date and price
Honor Magic Vs will be revealed on November 23, very soon. This launch is only for China, but it speaks to technical advisor (Opens in a new tab)An Honor spokesperson confirmed that Magic Vs will launch globally in the first quarter of 2023 – so sometime between the beginning of January and the end of March.
However, while the company has also previously said that this phone will land in Europe, it hasn’t said exactly which European countries it will be available in – nor whether it will be sold in the US or Australia. Although the US launch is unlikely.
No word on cost, but the original Honor Magic V – which didn’t go global – retailed for 9,999 yen (about $1,380 / £1,210 / AU$2,150), so Honor Magic Vs may have a similar price – although It is unlikely that the conversions will be accurate in any way.
Honoring Magic for news and leaks
While we don’t know much for sure about the Honor Magic Vs yet, we do have an idea of what it might look like, as Honor shared the above image, which shows the home screen and top bezel of the Honor Magic Vs.
You can see from this that it looks a lot like the Honor Magic V or the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, with a large foldable screen that opens into a tablet-like expansion, or can be folded and closed, giving you a more smartphone-sized device.
Presumably when it’s off there’s a secondary screen you can use, but that’s not shown in this image.
What we can see is that there is a punch-hole camera on the foldable display, and a gold-tone frame, likely made of metal. There will likely be other colors on offer as well.
The phone looks very thin in this photo, and according to the sketch shared by the leaker Tweet embed (Opens in a new tab), which you can see below, the Honor Magic Vs are “ultra-thin”. The source also states that it will be the lightest foldable phone with this type of design.
Furthermore, we can see in the diagram that there is what appears to be a triple-lens camera on the back, and a secondary screen that has its own punch-hole camera when the main screen is closed.
The infographic also mentions a 5,000mAh battery, which is pretty big for a foldable phone — it beats the Galaxy Z Fold 4 by 600mAh, and UniverseIce claims Magic Vs will break the battery life record for this type of foldable.
The same infographic was also shared on Weibo – a Chinese social network – by a leaker known as bald panda (Opens in a new tab)They also claim that the Honor Magic Vs offers 66W charging and weighs 261 grams.
Of course, we’ll take this infographic and accompanying information with a pinch of salt, but it comes from sources with a reasonable track record.
That’s all we’ve heard so far, but we can speculate that the Honor Magic Vs will feature a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, given that the Magic V has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Given how similar the upcoming phone is to the old one in the official image above, some other specs might be similar as well. So we might get a roughly 7.9-inch main OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a roughly 6.45-inch secondary OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and three 50MP cameras on the back. However, this is just speculation at the moment.
All in all, while it’s too early to say whether Honor Magic Vs will rank among The best foldable phonesIt certainly looks like this could be the most competitive Samsung Galaxy Z Fold lineup in quite some time.